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See Amazing Photos of the Space Shuttle Enterprise Over New York City

New Yorkers who looked up into the sky on Friday were treated to something simply amazing. The Space Shuttle Enterprise rocketed past such iconic New York City landmarks as the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center before coming in for a landing at JFK airport. Luckily, photographers caught the close encounter. 

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Category: Photos, Space, Weird News
Lyrid Meteor Shower (FlickR User/Computer Science Geek)
Lyrid Meteor Shower (FlickR User/Computer Science Geek)
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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

What would you wish upon a star?

With the skies over the area clearing up, we should have a beautiful night for watching the Lyrid Meteor Shower when it peaks.

Especially around Wyoming, there are plenty of places to go with very little light pollution. with unobstructed views of the night sky.

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Space Shuttle Discovery On 747 Over Washington D.C. (Robert Markowitz/NASA via Getty)
Space Shuttle Discovery On 747 Over Washington D.C. (Robert Markowitz/NASA via Getty)
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Space Shuttle Discovery Flies Victory Laps Over Washington D.C.

Around Cheyenne, we see and hear the C-130's flying overhead, in Washington D.C. yesterday crowds were thrilled to see the Space Shuttle Discovery atop a modified 747 flying around the nation's Capitol.

For 45-minutes yesterday, April 17, the pair flew past iconic sights like the Washington Monument, the White House and the Smithsonian's original Air and Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Discovery was headed to it's new home at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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This Day in History for April 13 – Apollo 13 Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly called the Met, is founded (More info)

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty
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The 6 Most Famous Alien Abductions

Some say alien abductions are nothing more than fevered, unexplained night visions that make their victims believe they were the guinea pig of an interstellar joyride.

Others believe the stories as cold hard fact, that aliens are using humans to unlock all of the mysteries of the universe, which may or may not have something to do with an ultrasound probe in an uncomfortable place.

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Category: Space, Weird News
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Time-lapse Footage of Earth, Seen from Space [VIDEO]

It's rare that I watch something and at the end of it play it again and again!  This is one of those videos...completely and totally AWESOME!!  Enjoy

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Northern Lights Over Greenland (Uriel Sinai/Getty)
Northern Lights Over Greenland (Uriel Sinai/Getty)
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Northern Lights Seen in Wyoming After Intense Solar Storm

Have you noticed a hint of a greenish glow in the night sky?

Mother Nature's getting ready for St. Patty's Day next weekend as an intense solar storm this week has produced spectacular Auroras in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Sightings were reported this week in Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana, North Dakota and even Wyoming. An anonymous observer from the 'Cowboy State' wrote, "very diffuse greenish glow" in the skies over Wyoming.

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Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘Most Astounding Fact’ Will Leave You in Awe

The internet’s favorite astrophysicist, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, was asked by a reader of TIME magazine what the most astounding fact he could share was. Tyson’s profound answer has now been made even more breathtaking thanks to a fan-made video.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 20 – USPS Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington (More info)

1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City (More info)

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Category: Art, Music News, News, Space
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Dan Callister, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 18 – First Oscars Awarded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards (More info)

1930 – Pluto, once believed to be the ninth planet, is discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh (More info)

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Category: History, Movies, Space, Sports
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NASA Wants to Hire You — No, Seriously

Lots of little kids dream about becoming astronauts — and for some lucky grown-ups, those dreams could become a reality. NASA recently concluded an open call for civilians to apply for a spot in the next astronaut class.

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Category: News, Space
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Forget That Vacation in Hawaii — Why Not Book a Trip to Space? [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever dreamed of going to outer space, your wish may soon come true — and you won’t have to join NASA to make it happen.

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Category: News, Space

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